Jaime Jahncke

California Current Group Director

As Director of the California Current Group at Point Blue Conservation Science and Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center, I work to increase the pace, scale, and impact of climate-smart conservation in the ocean.

Strategic priorities that I lead in Pont Blue’s Ocean Conservation Initiative include developing science and tools to improve fisheries sustainability, guide ocean zoning, and build support for ocean conservation. I support and manage a 16 staff group, 20-25 seasonal volunteers, and 8-10 graduate students each year. I also work collaboratively with partners at federal and state agencies, academia, and environmental NGOs to conduct applied science and implement solutions to reduce threats to wildlife and ensure sustainable human uses. Additionally, I serve as science advisor to several federal and state agencies, and NGOs.

I was born and raised in Peru and completed my BS in Biology at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (1992) and my PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine (2004). I have been doing marine fieldwork since 1987 in Peru, the Galapagos, Antarctica, Alaska, and California.

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